Press release: Animal Supply Company
Animal Supply Company (ASC), the national leader in pet food and supplies distribution, yesterday announced updates to its leadership team following the late September promotion of Tim Batterson to President and Chief Executive Officer.
“The ASC leadership team has collective pet industry experience of 80+ years. The changes in responsibilities we are announcing today will best align resources for nationwide leadership of operations, sales, customer service, vendor management, and business development to serve our customers and brand partners,” said Batterson. “This functional alignment focuses our energy to expand our innovative product portfolio, distribution services and digital solutions critical to providing value added services for the pet industry and driving ASC’s growth. In today’s economy, customers need the best of both nationwide distributor capabilities and local presence with deep personal relationships.”
To support growth, ASC is expanding the responsibilities for key teammates including:
- Andrey Legkiy is promoted to Senior Vice President Operations and will lead all operations nationwide
- Jill Shoush has an expanded role as Senior Vice President Sales and will be responsible for all outside sales, inside sales, eCommerce sales, and Customer Experience
- Mike Neylon is promoted to Senior Vice President Vendor Management & Marketing and will lead all vendor management, strategic procurement, and marketing
- Danny Selman will transition to Vice President Business Development and lead business development efforts to dramatically increase ASC’s presence
During 2020, ASC continues to win new business and expand its relationships with premier brands, including: Answers Pet Foods, A Pup Above, Stella and Chewy’s, Natural Balance, Nature’s Variety, Open Range, Primal Pet Foods, Pets Global, Tropiclean and Vital Essentials.
“A monumental step in our overall plan was fulfilled in August when a group of our existing institutional investors shared our confidence by infusing significant capital into the Company,” said Batterson. “ASC has the capabilities and determination to deliver the exceptional service and high-quality brands our customers expect and deserve.”
ASC is the national leader in Local Everywhere pet food and supplies distribution serving retailers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Animal Supply Company’s mission is to share our passion for animals through trusted partnerships that connect the brands and customers we serve to those who love pets. ASC operates 18 facilities, of which 10 offer eFulfillment, and employs approximately 1,000 teammates. ASC has 7,000+ independent retail customers who operate more than 15,000 retail outlets distributing pet food and supplies.